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Why Cheap Oil Hasn't Really Helped Distributors

January 28, 2015 3:09 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Industrial Distribution | Blogs | Comments

Gas being at or below $2 a gallon has been a major boost for consumers' wallets, but it hasn't had quite the same effect on distributors' fleet costs.                             

Timken HQ Receives LEED Gold Certification

December 17, 2014 4:34 pm | by Timken | News | Comments

Built in 1966, the building located near the...

Emerson Expands Battery Testing, Maintenance Services

December 10, 2014 11:07 am | by Emerson Network Power | News | Comments


Is It Time To Go Green In Your Warehouse?

December 8, 2014 10:39 am | by Tom Reddon, Forklift Specialist, National Forklift Exchange | Articles | Comments

Sometimes the simple phrase of “going green” can...

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Can Low Oil Prices Be Good For The Environment?

November 21, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

At around $75 a barrel, the price is high enough to keep investments flowing into alternatives, while giving energy companies less reason to pursue expensive and risky oil fields.                     

Westfalia Technologies Wins Green Supply Chain Award

November 13, 2014 3:58 pm | by Westfalia Technologies | News | Comments

Westfalia was selected for helping clients “go green” and promote sustainability by minimizing land usage, decreasing energy consumption, and reducing waste production through its warehouse automation solutions.         

U.S. Drivers Should Get Used To Cheap Gas

November 13, 2014 12:43 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

In a dramatic shift from previous forecasts, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday that the average price of gasoline in the U.S. will be below $2.94 a gallon in 2015.                       


Gas Prices Drop Under $3 For 1st Time In 4 Years

November 3, 2014 11:10 am | by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Now demand isn't rising as fast as expected, drillers have learned to tap vast new sources of oil, particularly in the U.S., and crude continues to flow out of the Middle East.                     

Gas Almost Under $3 Nationwide: What To Know

October 31, 2014 12:17 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 33 cents in October, landing Friday at $3.00, according to AAA, and will soon dip under $3 for the first time in four years.                     

Colder Weather Drives Forecast Of 2014 Energy-Related CO2 Emissions

October 30, 2014 12:33 pm | by Today In Energy | News | Comments

The forecasted 1.1 percent rise in CO2 emissions for 2014 relative to their 2013 level reflects a combination of historical energy use data already in hand for more than half of the year and forecasted energy use for the remaining months. 

Black Hills Corp. Announces Executive Leadership Changes

October 30, 2014 10:28 am | by Black Hills Corporation | News | Comments

Black Hills' CFO will retire at the end of March, and will be succeeded by its current vice president.                                           

New Environmental Rules May Raise Electricity Costs

October 20, 2014 3:13 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The proposed rules would lead to a rise in prices as they would require much of today's electricity production to be replaced with costly generation and expensive programs to decrease energy use.               


Praxair Announces Price Increases

October 17, 2014 9:04 am | by Praxair | News | Comments

The adjustments will address higher production and distribution costs.                                                   

Black Hills Corp. Acquires Energy West Wyoming Gas Utility And Pipeline Assets

October 14, 2014 4:52 pm | by Black Hills Corp. | News | Comments

Black Hills will pay $17 million for the transaction, which is expected to close within six to 12 months.                                         

Drop In Oil Prices Could Squeeze U.S. Economy

October 13, 2014 2:59 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | Articles | Comments

Two factors behind the oil-price drop — a weaker global economy and a stronger dollar — could hurt the U.S. economy by reducing exports, employment, and spending.                         

U.S. Predicts Lower Heating Bills This Winter

October 7, 2014 3:40 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

This year, milder temperatures should reduce homeowners' fuel use, according to the Energy Department's annual prediction of winter heating costs.                             

EPA's Proposed Power Plant Climate Rule Could Reach Far Beyond Power Plants

September 26, 2014 10:27 am | by Adam Reidel | Articles | Comments

Executives and managers of facilities with high electricity usage or GHG emissions should closely monitor the development of the regulatory plans in the states in which they operate.                   


Weak Demand, Plentiful Supply Drive Decline In Oil Prices

September 26, 2014 9:47 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

The return of Libyan oil production to the market, combined with the weakening outlook for global oil demand, has put downward pressure on prices.                             

Grainger's Minooka DC LEEDing By Example

September 23, 2014 4:31 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

This Grainger DC is the world’s largest platinum LEED commercial facility, but that’s not all it has to offer.                                        

Eaton Helps Improve Lighting Efficiency, Performance At Denver Airport

September 23, 2014 11:16 am | by Eaton | News | Comments

Eaton's LED parking garage solutions aim to save the Denver International Airport $6.5 Million over 20 years.                                         

More Than Half Of U.S. Companies Project Increased Energy Efficiency In 2015

September 18, 2014 9:55 am | by Schneider Electric | News | Comments

Byproducts of increased efficiency, including cost reductions, and optimized business processes, were reported as benefits.                                     

DNV GL's Short Sea Ship: The Rise Of Sea Drones?

September 12, 2014 4:59 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

DNV GL's unveiling of its concept for an unmanned, battery-powered short sea vessel opens the door for shipping in the form of sea drones.                               

Power Up: What Customers Look For In Battery Technology

September 12, 2014 9:40 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

We spoke with battery experts from top industry brands Rayovac and Duracell for some tips on how to keep your customer in mind when selecting a battery line.                           

Avnet's Global Solutions Center A Model Of Efficiency And Sustainability

September 11, 2014 1:13 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associated Editor | Articles | Comments

Some distribution centers pride themselves on how much they recycle. Others can boast about their timeliness, or their relatively low power need. Avnet has excelled in all those areas and then some.               

Short-Term Energy Outlook

September 10, 2014 9:26 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

U.S. regular gasoline prices in August were 12 cents below the July average and are projected to decline to an average of $3.18 per gallon in December.                           

Grainger Announces World's First Data Center Certified By New LEED Standards

September 4, 2014 9:16 am | by W.W. Grainger | News | Comments

Grainger expects the new data center to consume up to 50 percent less energy for cooling than similar data centers.                                       

Oil Prices Ease but Remain Elevated

July 21, 2014 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oil prices fell further Monday as concern about Ukraine eased but still were elevated on anxiety about the Middle East.                      

Accurate Equipment Energy Use Data

July 9, 2014 10:09 am | by Onset | Product Releases | Comments

While minimizing plug loads can be an effective energy reduction strategy in buildings, it is often difficult for energy auditors and building management professionals to determine how much energy individual pieces of equipment such as computers, monitors, printers and other devices consume.

LED Flood Light On Qualified Products List For Rebates

July 7, 2014 10:06 am | by Dialight | Product Releases | Comments

Facilities that install this LED Flood Light not only receive fixtures with 10-year full performance warranties and high efficiency but may also qualify for many state and utility energy efficient rebate programs, says the company.

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